Marlborough
Tramping Club

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 ENJOY A DAYS TRAMPING WITH MARLBOROUGH TRAMPING CLUB


  Visitors are most welcome to join us on any of the trips listed below.     Just contact the designated leader a few days before to book in. 

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WHAT TO DO AND WHO TO CONTACT 

A $5.00 per tramp surcharge is payable by non-members. 


  1. Leaders contact details  are listed against each trip and they will be able to provide you with further information about the trip if you require it. Otherwise use the contact form on the left of this page.
  2. Weekend tramps leave from Seymour Square.   Midweek tramps from Horton Park
    3.      To book PLEASE contact the trip leader 3 DAYS prior to 1 day tramps and  at  least 7 DAYS before an extended trip.   Wednesday tramps -book by 8.30pm MONDAY  
  3.  Provide the trip leader with your name and phone number, and a contact number in case of any delay in returning from a trip, plus details of any relevant medical conditions.
  4. If you are unable to attend on the day please contact the leader or someone you know that is going so that the group is not kept waiting or looking for you. 
  5. Under 14 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

  6. Departure times are listed and we are generally back in Blenheim 4.30 -5 pm but as this cannot be guaranteed it doesn't pay to make important evening appointments on tramping days. 
  7. Transport costs  are also listed. You pay your driver or if taking your own vehicle your passengers will pay you. 
  8. Please ensure you CARRY YOUR OWN FIRST AID KIT, waterproofs, warm clothes, and adequate food/drink requirements.  Many of our trips are above the bush line where the weather can change dramatically in a short time so warm layers are essential.. Water is not always available so carry a plentiful supply.  
  9. Trips on private property only give the map number and general area to protect the privacy  of the landowners.
  10.   The  TOPO map numbers  listed can be viewed by following this link to topomap.co.nz
  11.   TRIP GRADING                                                               ALTITUDE RANGE                                                         DURATION

                                                                                              (vertical mtrs ascended)                                                     (Hours walking)            

Easy                                                                                                           250                                                                             5

Easy-Moderate                                                                                        500                                                                            6

Moderate                                                                                                   1000                                                                          7

Moderate +                                                                                                1000+                                                                        7
Fitness Essential                                                                                       Heaps!                                                                     Heaps!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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JUNE


Sat 1 -Mon 3    Queen’s Birthday Weekend     No Tramp


Wed 6   Jubilee Flat / The Forks/  Old Man track to waterfall

BR 26      Easy / Easy+          Geoff Butcher         929 3299        8.00am            $12



Sun 10    Mount Phillips, Bounds Range  Possible easier option   Mod / Mod+

Murray Chapman   572 4812      6.30am      $15


Tues 12        COMMITTEE MEETING


Wed 13     Lakehead Hut (Rotoiti)     BR 25      Easy

Gordon Stone     027 443 2236      7am      $20


Sat 16  Sun 17   Nardoo Bivouac     (Matakitaki Valley)    BS 23     Mod+

Murray Chapman    572 4812    Phone Murray for details


Tues 19 Wed 20   Nydia Bay: Mid Winter Xmas Overnight at DOC Lodge      BQ 28 Easy+ 

 Phone Alistair Matthews for details: 578 2683

Dress code:   Bow ties and tiaras     Transport: $16 + hut fee / pass


Sun 24    Bike Ride: Dalton’s Bridge to Kaiuma Bay    BQ 28   Easy+

Ross Beech   572 5083   8.30am    $10


Tues 26

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING BLENHEIM SCHOOL HALL 7.30PM

Followed by Ken McKenzie’s presentation about his trek to Everest Base Camp in September 2017 


Wed 27   Quaildale   BR 27   Easy

Jane Minto  578 744   8.30am   $8



JULY


Sun 1      Porika Track, Lake Rotoroa     BR 24     Easy +    Geoff Butcher    929 3299

7am     $27


Wed 4    Willow Flat Hut / Blairich Pass     BR 28     Easy +

Linda Le Sueur     578 2635    7.30am     $10


Sun 8   

Tues10

COMMITTEE MEETING


Wed 11    Hodder Wadsworth Circuit  BS 27    Easy +

Jane Minto  578 744   7.30am    $16


Sat 14 Sun 15    Kerr Bay / Parachute Rock / Arnst Basin / Travers Valley   BS 25  BS 24   Mod+

Murray Chapman   572 4812  Phone Murray for details


Wed 18   Waireka Hut   BR 28   Easy +

Paulette O’Sullivan  021 0277 2241  7.30am  $10


Sun 22   

Mount Fishtail     BQ 27      Mod + / F.E

Bill Woollcombe    578 9360     7am   $10


Wed 25   Mt Freeth    BQ 28    Easy+

Sue McKenzie    577 7001   8am   $6


Sun 29  Omaka Bivouac  (Exploration)   BR 28    Mod

Gordon Stone  027 443 2236  7am   $13

AUGUST


Wed 1     Mt Cawte (Moetapu Bay)   BQ 28   Easy +

Alison Scobie   577 8392   8.30am   $14


Sun 5    Powder Valley (If ski field road open)   BS 25   Mod

Jane Minto    578 7441   7am    $20


Wed 8      Bike Ride: Lake Grassmere Circuit   BR 29    Easy

David Roberts   579 4814   8am    $10


Sat 11 -Sun 12      Nelson Lakes overnight trip      (Details later)

Kerry Millard     578 8836


Tues 14

COMMITTEE MEETING


Wed 15    Tom’s Knob (Long Valley)    BQ 28    Easy +

Sue McKenzie   577 7001   8am  $8


Fri 17 -Sun 19

Mt. Tapuae-o-Uenuku    (Tappy)      BS 27   Fitness Essential  .   $18

Murray Chapman    572 4812     Phone Murray for details   (preference given to Financial Club Members)


Wed 22           No tramp: Any offers?


Sun 26     Destination undecided   Paul Shipley     572 9347


Wed 29      Map and Compass Day    Details later    Susan King     577 6893